5-year-old diagnosed with rare cancer gets special day at the Adventure Aquarium

- An inspirational story of a 5-year old boy diagnosed with a very rare cancer. On Wednesday, he got an extra special behind-the-scenes tour of the Adventure Aquarium in Camden, which was definitely a dream come true for this little guy.

Kaleb Davidson got up close and personal with some exotic sharks at the Adventure Aquarium in Camden. The pint-sized cancer survivor loving the 'Touch a Shark' exhibit.

"He loves sharks—he loves the beach—he talks about both constantly," his mom, Akeisha Davidson, said.

That's why the Kids Wish Network out of Tampa wanted to grant Kaleb his own special shark experience.

While he may look like a healthy little boy now, it's been a rough road for the Davidsons. This cutie was diagnosed with a very rare cancer at 3 years old called Mammary analogue secretory carcinoma.

A trip to the doctor and a biopsy of the bump turned into the family's worst nightmare that it was cancer. Radiation every day for three months. Kaleb had five operations, but the cancer is finally gone.

"So far, his prognosis looks pretty good," his mom said.

Wednesday's behind-the-scenes look at some special sea creatures was he perfect medicine for a brave little boy hoping to stay cancer-free.

Kaleb is the youngest person ever diagnosed with this particular cancer. He has to have MRIs every couple months to make sure the tumor is not growing back.  His family and doctors are keeping a watchful eye on him. They are staying optimistic that this little guy has a bright future.

    

 

 

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